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Paris Live

Paris Live, Thursday 5 March 2020

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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a press conference in Istanbul, 24 January 2020.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a press conference in Istanbul, 24 January 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

Today's Paris Live opens with a look at the meeting held between the Presidents of Turkey and Russia, who despite warming bilateral relations in other areas, do not see eye to eye on the conflict in Syria where they support opposing causes. An escalation of violence in the last rebel stronghold of Idlib province has raised fears of their armies clashing and launching a new migrant crisis. 

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We'll hear about the effect the spread of coronavirus is having on the pharmaceutical industry in India. The country - which accounts for about 40% of U.S. generic drugs - ordered the pharmaceutical industry to stop exporting 26 drugs and ingredients used in antibiotics without explicit permission from the government.

Meanwhile, the UN Environment Programme has released its Emissions Gap Report. Experts are calling on world governments to repair the damage done by a “wasted decade” on climate action – from 2010 until now – during which emissions continued to rise and the planet logged its hottest 10 years in human history.

We take a look at an Amnesty International report on the use of deadly violence at protests in Iran in November last year, in which at least 23 minors were killed.

As the crisis in the anglophone regions of Cameroon continues, we hear from our correspondent on why the military is denying that civilians were killed in a fresh attack.

 

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